Pacer John


Pittsburgh, PA


Current P.R.

2:49 (1970’s), 30:36 10K

Where were you born?

Pittsburgh, PA


Number of marathons

50+ ultras 40+


Favorite marathon


Typical pace



Favorite running music



Insurance Investigator


Favorite running food

Fig newtons

Any hobbies?

I make Stained Glass Windows


Who do you train with?

Ken Allhouse

Favorite book, what are you reading now?

Bourne Betrayl


A quotation you like…

Celery raw is hard on the Jaw but Celery stewed is more easily chewed.

Personal goals

To be able to keep running another 25 years.






Why do you run?

It is what I do .It is what I have always done some 50+ years.


Describe your best marathon memory.

Every marathon my Daughter finishes with me.


Why do you pace?

The joy of coaching other runners.


Tell us your best pacing experience.

Detroit  Having two ladies meet their BQT  and the joy they showed.


Why should someone run in your pace group?

I make the process simple and easy to follow and always encourage one along.


Any tips for runners about to join your group?

No whining, be prepared to work and be prepared to reward yourselves for your accomplishment.



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